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Workshop: Using weights in Understanding Society

Understanding Society has a very complex survey structure and this needs to be taken into account in any analysis in order to infer results to a population. An easy way to take the structure into account correctly is by using weights alongside strata and clustering adjustments. This course aims to explain what weights take into account in Understanding Society. First, we will describe how weights are created. We will then provide guidance on how to select the best weight for a range of analyses. The course will then expand on how to create a tailored weight for a specific analysis, when this can make a difference and will be worth the effort, and will walk you step by step on creating such weights in a hands-on session.

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Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata/SPSS/R/SAS

This course is aimed at new users of Understanding Society, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data. It aims to guide the user through the complexities of using this data for cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, and ensure that they can make effective use of the data for their own research projects.

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MiSoC training course: An introduction to machine learning for causal analysis using observational data

This one-day workshop will

  • Introduce the basic principles of causal modelling (potential outcomes, graphs, causal effects) while emphasising the key role of design and assumptions in obtaining robust estimates.
  • Introduce the basic principles of machine learning and the use of machine learning methods to do causal inference (e.g. methods stemming from domain adaptation and propensity scores).
  • Show how to implement these techniques for causal analysis and interpret the results in illustrative examples.
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Workshop: Panel data econometrics using Understanding Society

This introductory course will show what panel data CAN and CANNOT do to facilitate the study of causal effects. There is a strong emphasis on applied work using linear models and panel data econometrics methods will be illustrated using data from Understanding Society. The software used for the practical examples is Stata. Familiarity with the basic syntax and structure of Stata is required.

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Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata/SPSS/R/SAS

This course is aimed at new users of Understanding Society, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data. It aims to guide the user through the complexities of using this data for cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, and ensure that they can make effective use of the data for their own research projects.

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MiSoC Women in the Labour Market Research Workshop

MiSoC is proud to host an academic workshop showcasing recent research on the theme of Women in the Labour Market from an international lineup of speakers and concluding with a policy panel discussion.

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ONLINE MiSoC training course: Models for Cause and Effect: Causal inference for social scientists

his is a two day course which will be taught over four mornings.

The fact that correlation does not equate to causation is so well known that it has become a popular saying in itself. Yet the way that quantitative analysis is discussed in much popular and political discourse, as well as interpreted by many social scientists, fails to take issues surrounding causality fully into account. This may be because randomized control experiments, widely understood as the most defensible method of establishing causality, are frequently impossible or unethical to conduct in social science settings.

Analysts thus have to work with observational data, which often miss information crucial for making causal interpretations of statistical associations. However, under some circumstances and subject to specific assumptions, one can interpret estimated associations as casual with substantially higher confidence. This course deals with methods that can be used under such circumstances and subject to the specific assumptions. The course offers practical skills in implementing these methods and the theoretical skills needed to understand and discuss evidence from them.

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Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata/SPSS/R/SAS

This course is aimed at new users of Understanding Society, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data. It aims to guide the user through the complexities of using this data for cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, and ensure that they can make effective use of the data for their own research projects.

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